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For the last 25 years Qualitetch have excelled in the creation of customer specific manufacturing solutions. This has been achieved through effective development and utilisation of our expanding range of manufacturing services and technical capabilities as below. Our can do attitude has earned us an enviable reputation with customers across the UK and worldwide. Our lead-times starts from same day and all standard shipments are next working day.

Photo Chemical Etching

Chemical Photo Acid Etching - flexible, accurate and cost effective blanking for any volumes. The photo etching process, also known as chemical etching, acid etching or photo chemical machining (PCM) process, is a manufacturing method used to cut flat sheet metal profiles quickly, accurately and cost effectively. Photochemical etching is a valuable tool when used either on its own or in conjunction with any of our other services. ...

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Component Forming

Precision metal etched flat blanks that require subsequent metal forming operations can be processed in house in our dedicated form room. We have a number of fly and toggle presses as well as two 30 ton mechanical power presses, one 10 ton mechanical power press and one 7.5 ton hydraulic power press. Using our in-house tool-making facility Qualitetch have become a world leader for component manufacturing, we are able to design and produce simple ...

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EDM Wire Erosion

To compliment our manufacturing services of thin gauge components, we have developed wire erosion facilities to further our processing capabilities. Benefits of Wire Erosion Whilst chemical etching is an accurate method of manufacture, occasionally specified tolerances are smaller than the process capabilities. Extensive R & D has allowed us to develop a cost effective method of manufacturing thin gauge metal components using EDM ...

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CNC Machining Services

Qualitetch has it's very own on-site toolroom facility offering the manufacture of form tools and machining for specific components. We have several CAD CAM CNC machines offering 5 axis CNC machining as well as other associated machining equipment including spot drilling, lathe and EDM wire erosion. Qualitetch can also offer a tap wiring service to remove broken taps from tools. ...

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Metal Stamping & Punching

  Qualitetch also offer a metal stamping service dedicated to producing bespoke metal components. This is often more suited to volume work of parts once finalised for production after the initial prototyping and low batch quantity stage. Offering this service enables you the option of a "one stop shop" for metal components, either flat or formed. Parts can be proved off using photo chemical etching and then if suited can be tran...

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Metal Laser Cutting

Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser to cut through the material, and is typically used for industrial manufacturing applications. For some components, that may be unsuitable for photo etching, we are able to offer parts manufactured using CNC laser cutting techniques. The precision may be better than some traditional methods, as the laser beam does not wear during the manufacturing process. Components are processed using th...

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Plating & Finishing

Qualitetch  offers  a full range of high quality and technically advanced finishes including: Gold Silver (Bright, Semi Bright & Matt) Tin (Bright, Semi Bright & Matt) Electro Nickel Electroless Nickel Zinc & Black Passivate Copper Anodising (Various colours) Alocrom - Chromate conversion Cadmium Rhodium Palladium Passivation and many more, just ask our sales team for more details...

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Sheet Metal Enclosures

Qualitetch offer bespoke sheet metal enclosures and metal screening cans manufactured using a variety of process methods including, photo etching, metal stamping, CNC machining, wire erosion & laser cutting. Parts are available with maximum dimensions of 600mm x 600mm and thicknesses ranging from 0.05mm to 3.00mm. Qualitetch work with most metals, including: Nickel Silver, Mu Metal, Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Brass, Copper, Be...

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Assembly Work

At Qualitetch, we have found over the years that more and more customers are looking to rationalise their supplier base and find vendors that can offer all services needed under one roof, rather than losing valuable manufacturing time sending parts to several key suppliers to receive components. Always on the front foot and pushing manufacturing techniques, Qualitetch have developed processes to ensure we can cope with these demands, and have...

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Metal Components

These are just a few of the Metal Components we Manufacture using the Photo Etching process: Actuators Apertures Brackets Connectors Contacts Corporate Products Diaphragms Elements Enclosures Encoders Filters Fuel Cells Flat Springs Formed Components Instrumentation Dials Laminations Nameplates Screening Cans Shims Solder Tags Spa...

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Design for Manufacture Service

Qualitetch also offer a Design for Manufacture service that can work with your team and develop design solutions for a particular engineering problem. Qualitetch have a design team that has many years experience in working with companies on specific design solutions and are ready to aid with your needs. Alternatively, Qualitetch can advise on a particular process method that may also aid the cost of manufacturing production or we can be involv...

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  Always seeking to diversify into new markets, Qualitetch now offers a non-metallic presswork service and produces gaskets and other flat cut parts from materials such as Neoprene, Nebar or Klingersil to name a few. Our extensive supplier base means that if we do not stock the material you require, we can source it quickly and at a competitive cost. Parts are cut from the sheet using an impression knife tool on a fly press for a minima...

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General Tool-room Services

General toolroom services such as grinding, polishing, heat treatment, spotwelding, soldering, welding, drilling and reaming are all offered as part of our manufacturing solutions and processes offered at Qualitetch. Forming of components using either hand folding or dedicated hard tool forms can be achieved using the photo etching process. Component Stamping can be achieved by using bespoke press tools for simple shims & gaskets or p...

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13 Jan 2015

Latest News

Its a huge year here at Qualitetch in 2015 as we celebrate our 25th anniversary! As you can imagine we have seen many changes over this period, particularly with manufacturing equipment and processes. This said, we are about to receive the latest of our new machinery including a new state of the art Micro-Vu dimensional inspection equipment, with an inspection area of 500mm x 400mm. we also invested further in our metal preparation equipment, and will be s...

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13 Nov 2014

Qualitetch continues to offer FREE photo-tooling for both New & Existing parts!

Qualitetch continue to offer FREE photo-tooling artwork for both new and existing parts. At Qualitetch we believe that investing in artwork also invests in our customers future growth. This remains as part of our marketing strategy as we continue to invest in our growing customer base, offering the best value and leadtimes available within the marketplace. Contact us today with your enquiry.  ...

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13 Nov 2014

New Investment for Year 2014

Qualitetch have recently aquired a new stripping chamber unit, giving double capacity for stripping of etched sheets. This will help us further reduce leadtimes to customers for parts tabbed into sheet. For more info on tabbing parts please give a sales team a call on 01354 658787...

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Qualitetch in a Nutshell

Photo chemical machining or P.C.M. is an engineering production technique used for the manufacture of burr free and stress free flat metal components, by selective chemical etching...

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what’s it like to
work with us

“We have used Qualitetch on many occasions for the manufacture of various prototype and production etched and formed parts.

At the initial quotation stage I have found them to respond very quickly and their understanding of my requirements has always been comprehensive. This, combined with their competitive price and leadtime, has made them a supplier of choice. Order shipments arrive well packaged and on time further reinforcing the positive experience and allows us to ship our parts on time. Their close attention to customer satisfaction reinforces their position as an ideal supply chain partner.”

- Paul G

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